WARRENSBURG - School starts at Warrensburg Central on Tuesday Sept. 7 for all students, from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade.
Before school starts, a few events have been scheduled to help students transition to school. Visitation day for pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First grade students will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.Wednesday Sept. 1 when students and parents may visit the classroom, meet the teachers and enjoy refreshments.
A picnic for 7th graders and their parents will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 1 at the high school cafetorium.
On Tuesday Sept. 7 only, students in pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will have a shortened school day. The morning pre-kindergarten children will attend from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; the afternoon pre-Kindergarten class will attend from noon until 2 p.m. Kindergarten students will attend school Tuesday Sept. 7 only from 8 until 11:30 a.m. for bus students, with parent pick-ups at 11:35 a.m.
On Wednesday Sept. 8 and after, pre-K and Kindergarten classes follow their regular schedule. The pre-K morning session is from 8 to 11a.m.; the afternoon pre-K session is from noon to 3 p.m. On Sept. 8 and after, Kindergarten will attend a full day.
The regular full-day schedule for students in First through Sixth grades starts Tuesday, Sept. 7 with classes beginning at 8:10 a.m. and ending at 2:50 p.m. for bus students and 2:55 for walkers.
The front circle of Warrensburg Elementary is the main entrance to the school. Parents can either drop their child at the curb, or park in the designated parking lot and walk their child in. It is expected that the front circle area will be congested on the first day of school, so parents are urged to park on either Elm Street or Library Avenue. All parents and students must come in the building through the main front entrance. For safety reasons, no student should be dropped in the back of the school. That area is for use only by school buses and staff only.
Students at the High School start their day Sept. 7 at 8 a.m. reporting to their first period class except for 7th and 8th grade students, who will meet in the cafetorium for a brief assembly.
Student schedules for grades 7 through 12 will tentatively be mailed Aug. 27. Students should bring their schedules to school on the first day. If changes are necessary, guidance counselors will be available Sept. 7 to make adjustments.
The high school will be continuing its Warrensburg Pride program this fall. Students will have the expectations for behavior in the hallway, classrooms, on the bus, and in the cafeteria reinforced during the morning assembly. All Varsity and Junior Varsity teams have begun practicing. Any student who would still like to try out for a team should contact Athletic Director Steve Nolan at 623-2861, ext.227. Modified practices will begin as follows: Football - Sept. 1, 3-5 p.m. at the high school; Field Hockey - Sept. 1, 3-5 p.m. at the high school; Soccer - Sept. 1, 3-5 p.m. at the elementary school; Volleyball - Sept. 7, 3-4:15 p.m. at the high school. All athletes need a blue card, health status sheet and participation form. All required forms can be found at www.wcsd.org and follow the Athletics link.
Again this year, a shuttle bus will transport students who want to walk to the elementary school and then get bused to the high school. This bus departs from the rear of the elementary school each morning at 7:40 a.m. In the afternoon, a shuttle will transport high school students to the elementary school at 2:55 p.m.
This year breakfast is $1 and lunch is $1.75. Reduced price lunch is 25 cents. If parents believe they qualify for free or reduced-price breakfast and/or lunch, they should complete the application form in the Parent-Student Handbook, which each student will receive on the first school day, and return the application to the cafeteria manager as soon as possible.
Parents and friends are encouraged to take advantage of all the information posted on the district website, from school lunch menus to teachers' assignments. See: www.wcsd.org to stay in touch with school events.